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September 16, 2008

Carnival Cruise Lines’ Two Galveston-Based Ships To Operate From Port Of Houston

[gallery] Carnival Conquest, Carnival Ecstasy to Arrive at Houston’s Bayport Terminal Later This Week   As a result of the closure of the Port of Galveston due to damage from Hurricane Ike, Carnival Cruise Lines’ two Galveston-based ships, Carnival Conquest and Carnival Ecstasy, are scheduled to operate their regular cruise programs from the Port of…
September 10, 2008

Carnival Mascot Celebrates Sixth Birthday

[gallery] The sixth birthday of “Fun Ship” Freddy – Carnival’s fun-loving mascot with a funnel-shaped head – was celebrated throughout the fleet in grand style. Kids from “Camp Carnival” and the youth counselors went all out to make sure that Freddy’s birthday was a memorable, creating colorful birthday cards and banners and enjoying custom-designed birthday…
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September 8, 2008

A Carnival Dream Coming True

[gallery]              Currently under construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, the Carnival Dream continues to move along as scheduled. Most recently, workers began piecing together the ship’s more than 1,800 staterooms.             In addition to a wide variety of accommodation categories, the 3,646-passenger vessel, set to debut September 21, 2009, will include a number…
September 4, 2008

John Heald Wants To Friend You!

            Carnival Cruise Lines’ popular senior cruise director, John Heald, whose blog reached 2.7 million hits in August, wants to “friend you” on the social networking site, Facebook.             With already 881friends and an average of 10 new friend requests a week, Heald’s profile is quickly gaining speed.             Some of John’s most loyal readers…
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August 27, 2008

First Meeting of Carnival Cruise Lines’ Travel Agent Executive Forum Held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

[gallery] The new Carnival Executive Forum – comprised of some of the most influential travel executives throughout the U.S. and Canada, along with key Carnival Cruise Lines executives – held its first meeting earlier this week in at the Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The new forum is designed to provide travel agents and Carnival…
August 20, 2008

Press Conferences in Mobile and New Orleans Met With Outstanding Response

[gallery] Earlier this week, Carnival Cruise Lines held press conferences in Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans to announce the deployment of newer, larger ships to those markets.  The press conferences were met with outstanding response, attracting a variety of local print and broadcast outlets, along with dignitaries, travel agents, port and government officials, and community…
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Carnival Elation to Shift to Three- and Four-Day Cruises From San Diego Beginning in February 2009

                       Carnival Cruise Lines will deploy the 2,052-passenger Carnival Elation on a new three- and four-day cruise schedule from San Diego beginning Feb. 12, 2009.  The ship currently operates four- and five-day cruises from San Diego and will continue that program through the departure of Feb. 7, 2009.             On its new route, Carnival…
August 19, 2008

A Triumph For The Big Easy

             During a press conference held at the Port of New Orleans, Carnival Cruise Lines- which offers the only year-round service from New Orleans- announced the deployment of the Carnival Triumph to the Big Easy in early November 2009.               Carnival Triumph will replace the Carnival Fantasy and will introduce new seven-day eastern and…
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Carnival Cruise Lines to Expand Capacity in New Orleans by 34 Percent With Deployment of Carnival Triumph in Nov. 2009

          Carnival Cruise Lines – which operates the only year-round cruise program from New Orleans – will increase capacity by 34 percent when the 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph replaces the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy from the Big Easy in November 2009.                         In addition to providing an exciting new “Fun Ship” cruise option from New Orleans,…
August 18, 2008

Carnival Cruise Lines to Increase Capacity in Mobile by 42 Percent With Deployment of Carnival Fantasy in Fall 2009

Carnival Cruise Lines – which operates Mobile’s only year-round cruise program – will increase capacity at the port by 42 percent when the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy replaces the 1,452-passenger Holiday on year-round four- and five-day cruises beginning in November 2009.   With the Carnival Fantasy’s departures from Mobile, the company expects to carry approximately 170,000 passengers…
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